February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Wellness fair comes to Mariposa

“Mariposa: A fit, healthy, happy community.” That’s the motto of the fitness and wellness based service providers who will participate in Mariposa’s first annual Fitness and Wellness Fair. More...

Lodge gets new members

Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellow, initiated a class of three new members into the lodge on Feb. 7. More...

Miniature Show returns to gallery

The annual Miniatures in Mariposa Show is again coming to the Sierra Artists’ Gallery in Mariposa. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 25. More...

Small businesses can use resources

Lorinda Forrest, business counselor with Launch Point Consulting and member of Sonora Rotary Club spoke with Mariposa Rotarians on Thursday on the wide range of services available at little or no cost to businesses and startups. More...

Merced accepts hazardous waste

Merced County will accept business-generated hazardous waste from Merced and Mariposa conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG) at the Highway 59 landfill in Merced on Friday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Olsen finalizes her legislative package for government reform

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, RModesto, finalized her 2011 legislative package by introducing measures to reform government, help create and retain jobs and provide more control and flexibility for local governments.  More...

CVRE associates honored

Cathey’s Valley Real Estate recently held its fifth annual 2010 awards dinner. More...

Rotary plans for seventh annual festival

The seventh annual Mariposa Rotary Art and Wine Festival is scheduled for June 11, on the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn. The Rotary Club invites artists to submit an image that will be used for a poster, postcards and general advertising.  More...

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is looking for volunteers. More...

Balance workshop set in late March

A “Balance and Mobility Workshop to Prevent Falls” will be held Wednesday March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Senior Center. More...

Festival works to begin new tradition

Portions contributed by the late Alinda Franklin   More...

School board gets updates on bus runs and alternative programs

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees listened to a number of reports from various departments as threatening weather pounded outside the board room. The board met for its regular session on Feb. 17.  More...

From the Archives

(The following items were taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

Mariposa County remains on slow side of ‘digital divide’

Mariposa County lags behind almost all other California counties in terms of fast Internet access, statistics released by the federal government last week show.  A spokesman for Sierra Tel Internet, the county’s main service provider, chal More...

Fish and Game seeks comments on frogs

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is now accepting public comment on a proposal to add two species of frogs to California’s endangered species list. More...

TDS honored with distinction

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) was recognized, at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable in Las Vegas, as a J.D. More...

Juvenile Justice Commission swears new members

The Honorable Dana Walton, Presiding Judge, conducts the swearing in ceremony for Mariposa County High School students Nicole Johnson and Jared Guenthart as they become the two newest members of the More...

Odd Fellows install new officers

On Jan. 29, Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, installed officers for 2011: Marshall Long, noble grand; Pete Olsen, vice grand; Stan Boyer, secretary; and Judy Boyer, treasurer. More...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will be hosting the Yosemite District Garden Club meeting and luncheon on March 8 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley.  The Yosemite District includes clubs from Le Grand, Merced, Atwater, Mariposa, and C More...

Tour de Habitat

Above, Tour de Habitat team members from Pure Training Studio prepare for the “race” on Feb. 12. Below, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies registers to participated. More...

Plans begin for Enchilada Dinner

The community preparations are underway for the celebration of the 62nd annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner, to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 5 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Kiwanis address homeless problem

The California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International has implemented a new opportunity for Kiwanis Clubs to help homeless families with children.  More...

JCF begins plans for ‘Four Seasons’

Preparations have already begun for the annual “Four Seasons” Ewing Wing benefit dinner, slated for Saturday, March 19. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

YHS performs ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

The Yosemite High School Performing Arts department will present the fairy tale musical “Once Upon a Mattress” opening March 24 at the YHS Theatre in Oakhurst. More...

Contestants sought

Butterfly Festival organizers are looking for future Little Miss Butterflies and Captain Caterpillars for the 2011 festival. Entrants should be thinking about costumes, colors, butterfly wings, caterpillar antennas and talent contest ideas.  More...

Olsen introduces four-day legislation

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, recently introduced Assembly Bill 830 to allow non-exempt employees the flexibility to work four 10-hour days or the traditional five 8-hour work days.  “By updating our antiquated labor laws we can More...

Low snow expected to continue

Snow fell in some unusual locations last weekend, including in Mariposa. The National Weather Service expects even lower snow levels for the coming weekend. More...

School food service declines in revenue

It isn’t just declining state revenue that is hitting the Mariposa County Unified School District’s food service program hard. The district’s continued declining enrollment is taking a chunk out of the revenue as well.  More...

County buys SPCA property

Mariposa County has finalized a real estate deal with the Mariposa SPCA. The negotiation for the property, which sits across the street from the Mariposa County Government Center, has been going on for a number of years.  More...

Wildlife program set

The Mariposa Chapter of Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation is giving a public presentation on Saturday, March 5 at the Senior Center from 10 a.m to noon.  The presentation will include native wildlife including birds of prey not normally seen.  More...

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